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Campaign for Female Education

Campaign for Female Education (CAMFED) is a global organization that focuses on the education of young women to eradicate poverty in Africa. Begun in 1993 by Ann Cotton, with a pilot project in Moyo, Zimbabwe, CAMFED has now extended its work to rural Zimbabwe, Zambia, Ghana, and Tanzania. In 2006, it contributed to the education of more than 309,000 children. CAMFED's major premise is that the education of girls will lead to the increased production of wealth in Africa, as educated women are able to earn up to 25 percent more than their uneducated peers. It also believes that the education of women will lead to sustainability, as educated women marry later, have fewer children, and are three times less likely to become human immunodeficiency ...

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